MARAT GELMAN GALLERY
From 19 October 2000
The Marat Gelman Gallery shows the South Russian Wave, Poor Art and Nostalgia exhibitions within the framework of the Art Against Geography project.
The current shows are part of the seven-exhibition series held at the Ludwig Museum in the Marble Palace. The Art Against Geography project will spend three years touring regional art museums.
The project introduces the collection of Marat Gelman, which contains the works of the leading Russian artists of the 1990s.
Over the ten years of its existence, the Marat Gelman Gallery has not only managed to survive; it has put together an outstanding collection of contemporary art, becoming a major factor in modern Russian art.
The Marat Gelman Gallery exhibition at the Russian Museum reflects the importance and topicality of the gallery's activities on behalf of the country's leading museum, which has for many years now given wide support to modern art. The display of the gallery's activities in Russia reveals new aspects of its penetration into the art process as such and provides the Russian Museum with a reciprocal artist-viewer-critic-public relationship, reflecting the gallery's contributions to the general cultural process.
From September 14, 2000 to January, 2001
The Mikhailovsky Palace
For the first time in St-Petersburg the monographic exhibition of works by the wonderful Russian sea-scapes painter opened. There are presented about 100 works from St-Petersburg art collections.
OLD RUSSIAN EMBROIDERY OF THE 15th - 17th CENTURIES
From February 23, 2000
The Mikhailovsky Palace
On the temporary exposition are presented 33 works from the museum collection that is unique by its art value and safety.
There are shown shrouds that were hung above icons, shrouds of Christ with and shrouds with Russian Saints' images - founders of monasteries. Among them are works that were made in workshops that belonged to tsars, Grand Duchesses and boyarynjas as well as autograph works by Russian tsars Irina Godunova, Yevdokia Streshneva (tsar Mikhail Fyodorovich's wife) and Maria Miloslavskaya (daughter-in-law of Ivan the Terrible).
KONSTANTIN ROMANOV - POET OF THE SILVER AGE
The Marble Palace
The Grand Duke Konstantin Romanov (1858 - 1915), the grandson of Nicolas I, was one of the most remarkable personages of Russian history on the border of the 19th and 20th centuries. He was a senator, a general and inspector of military schools, the president of the Academy of Sciences and one of the Pushkin House founders. Konstantin Romanov was a wonderful poet and his verses were published under the cryptonyme "K.R.". The exposition that tells of his life and works is opened in original interiors of cabinet and musical drawing room of the grand Duke who was the last master of the Marble Palace. A. Fet, A. Maykov, A. Rubinstein, P. Tchaykovsky and other prominent cultural workers visited poetic and musical evenings that were arranged there.